Assertive communication

When students can stand up for themselves, while still respecting the views of others, they grow in confidence and earn the respect of others. This skill can help with relationships, managing conflicts, and reducing stress.


Knowing oneself

Students can learn to identify aspects of their personalities and perspectives and to share these with their classmates. This can help students to develop a sense of self-awareness and identity.



Practices to support a students' sense of mattering can enhance their self-confidence, self-esteem, and their belief that they can have a positive impact on others and their world around them.